Watson was waived by the Eagles on Thursday.
Watson was promoted from the Eagles' practice squad to their active roster prior to Week 17 and ran the ball nine times for 28 yards in a touchdown in his lone appearance. He'll look to catch on elsewhere as a depth back.
With three of its top four running backs ruled out, Philadelphia deployed a three-pronged rushing attack on Sunday behind the likes of Watson, Darren Sproles and Byron Marshall. Each player received only nine or 10 carries, though, so there wasn't a clear leader of the bunch. With the regular season now all wrapped up, Turner will look to stay injury-free throughout the offseason in hopes to secure a role in the Eagles' run game for the 2017 campaign.
Watson was promoted to the Eagles' active roster Friday, CSN reports.
With Ryan Mathews (back), Wendell Smallwood (knee) and Kenjon Barner (hamstring) all on injured reserve, only Darren Sproles and Byron Maxwell remained at running back. Watson will come in to provide depth.
Watson was able to make the final cut on Saturday, as the Browns got down to 53 players, but Sunday was a different story. The 23-year-old, along with fellow running back Raheem Mostert, was waived in lieu of Cleveland claiming George Atkinson off waivers from the Raiders.
|P1||8/11/17||@ NYG||7:00 pm|
|P4||8/31/17||@ CAR||7:30 pm|
|1||9/10/17||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|3||9/24/17||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|4||10/1/17||@ BAL||1:00 pm|
|6||10/15/17||@ KC||4:25 pm|
|8||10/29/17||@ DET||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 9|
|10||11/12/17||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|13||12/4/17||@ CIN||8:30 pm|
|16||12/25/17||@ HOU||4:30 pm|